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Terre Haute officers investigating after 17-year-old falsely reports being shot

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Police Department is currently investigating after a juvenile falsely reported being shot on Thursday.

THPD officers were called to Regional Hospital for a 17-year-old who had been shot.

When officers spoke with the victim, he told police that he was walking across the parking lot at Davis Park Elementary when he and his cousin heard two gun shots.

“The victim told officers that he immediately noticed that he had been shot,” a press release from THPD stated.

But, during their investigation, detectives determined the victim’s story was not accurate and that he had suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Also, the shooting did not happen on school property.

Officials were able to recover the gun that was used in the shooting. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The case continues to be under investigation pending a review by the Vigo Prosecutors Office.